Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005
Appointment of officers of the Attorney General.
12.—The Principal Act is amended by substituting for section 19 the following section:
“Appointment of officers of the Attorney General.
19.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), the power of appointing a person to be an officer or servant of the Attorney General shall be vested in the Attorney General.
(2) The power of appointing a person to be an officer of the Attorney General of the grade of Secretary General or of an equivalent grade shall be vested in the Taoiseach.
(3) The Minister for Finance shall from time to time determine the number of officers and servants appointed to the Office of the Attorney General and all such officers and servants shall hold office on such terms and conditions as the Minister for Finance shall determine.
(4) A reference in this section to ‘the grade of Secretary General or of an equivalent grade’ shall be construed as a reference to the general service grade of Secretary General or a position or office in respect of which the salary is not less than the salary of a general service grade Secretary General.”.